Belleville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 41,906 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Belleville is the 32nd largest community in Illinois.
Belleville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Belleville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belleville who work in office and administrative support (15.35%), sales jobs (9.08%), and management occupations (8.47%).
Also of interest is that Belleville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Many people in Belleville take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Belleville citizens for affordable transportation.
The education level of Belleville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.09% of adults in Belleville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belleville in 2010 was $24,934, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,736 for a family of four. However, Belleville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Belleville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Belleville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belleville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Belleville include Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Belleville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.